Holy Protection
Orthodox Christian Church
UOC of the USA-Ecumenical Patriarchate
3820 Moores Lake Road Dover FL 33527
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Becoming Orthodox

Please join our inquirer's class at 12 noon on Sundays in the fellowship hall (go back driveway past church building, and the fellowship hall is the building on the left).  Please email Fr. Harry (see below) if you have any questions ahead of time.  

Becoming an Orthodox Christian involves: 

1.  Dedication to live the life in Christ, as a member of Christ's Body, the Church.  

2.  New Member's class.  We have an inquirer's class at 12 noon on Sundays.   If you would also like to enroll in our 8 week new member catechism class usually conducted in the midweek, please contact Fr. Harry at fatherharryL3@yahoo.com and put in subject line "catechism."    

3.  If you have never received Christian Baptism, one is received into the Church by professing the faith and receiving the Sacraments of Baptism, Chrismation (anointing with chrism oil, the seal of the gift of the Holy Spirit), and Communion.  If you are already baptized with a valid Christian Baptism, then you will profess the faith, receive Holy Chrism, and partake of Communion.  

4.  To become a regular contributer in the parish by attending Church weekly, by praying during the Liturgy for the life of the world, by identifying your calling within Christ's Body, and by tithing or working toward tithing based on God's standards for the building up of God's Kingdom.  

If you are already Orthodox and want to join the parish

Greetings to all of our Orthodox Christian brothers and sisters!  If you are reading this page, that means that you are considering membership in our parish, and we are honored that you are considering us.  Our parish is one that expects its members to care for one another, and so we do.  We do not consider the parish lucky to have us come or attend, but rather consider ourselves blessed to be able to come and join with each other with Christ in our midst in word and sacrament, for He is truly in our midst.  We also expect all of our members to seek out their calling based on their talents and use them in God's ministry to the world as members of the Church, even if it is in small ways on a daily basis.  We expect our members to pray daily for the Church, themselves, their spouse and family, friends, and even their enemies (Christ commanded it).      

To join the parish, please read the expectations of members and then fill out the attached online membership form for 2016.  


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